Azure SQL Devs’ Corner

Voices from the Azure SQL PM Team, focusing on development and developers

Model your Supply Chain in a Graph Database | Part 2

In Part 2 of our series, we explore the practical aspects of enabling SQL Graph for modeling supply chains, including creating tables for nodes and edges and inserting data into them. We also introduce the MATCH keyword for querying graph data, simplifying the retrieval of information based on relationships between entities.

Model your Supply Chain in a Graph Database | Part 3

In Part 3 of our series, we delve into the rewards that graph databases bring to supply chain modeling. We explore the clarity achieved through the MATCH keyword, enabling precise communication between technical and business teams. Validation becomes seamless as stakeholders intuitively analyze the graph, uncovering missing relationships and enriching data.

Model your Supply Chain in a Graph Database | Part 4

In Part 4 of our series, we explore the power of graph visualization in understanding and analyzing supply chain data. Using tools like PowerBI and the force-directed graph visual, we transform our SQL Graph data into an interactive and shareable format. The visualization allows us to easily comprehend the relationships within the supply chain, make discoveries, and make informed decisions. With SQL Graph, we combine the familiarity of Azure SQL with the advantages of graph modeling, providing clarity and precision when communicating with stakeholders.

Implement Change Data Streams with Azure SQL Database, Change Tracking, and Azure SQL Bindings

Building on my first Azure SQL Bindings blog post and taking inspiration from Drew Skwiers-Koballa's post on SQL Bindings, we are going to create a change data stream with Azure SQL Database. Now, usually, the first part of these blogs is a prerequisite section that goes over what you need to install locally to get started. From talking to ...

Change Tracking in Azure SQL Database

The Azure SQL Database has two main ways to track changes with data (rows/DML) as well as table changes. One of those methods is Change Tracking with the other being Change Data Capture. Today’s post will be going into depth on Change Tracking. Change Tracking and Change Data Capture So, what’s the difference between the two? Change Data...

Using Ledger in Azure SQL Database

Transactions have to be protected and you need to know when something is altered or prevent altering of records from the start. Ledger, available in Azure SQL Database and SQL Server 2022, helps to protect your database and establish trust, accuracy and integrity in your data. Ledger accomplishes this goal in a couple of ways. First, it ...

Make data more human with Azure OpenAI and Azure SQL

In January 2023, Microsoft announced the General Availability of the Azure OpenAI Service (AOAI), which allows Azure customers to access OpenAI models directly within their Azure subscription and with their own capacity. (image) There are four models families available at the moment:   (image) In this ...

Data API builder for Azure SQL Databases – Public Preview

I am extremely happy and excited to announce the public preview of Data API builder for Azure SQL Databases. Data API builder is a new product that we are adding to the developer’s toolset to help every developer to be more efficient and effective, by instantly and securely turning Azure SQL Databases into a modern REST and GraphQL API. ...